Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke
Presented by Sharon Didato
of Spirit Rising Tai Chi & Qigong
to promote healthy living in our community –
Please bring your friends and family for local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, breads and locally roasted coffees, food, entertainment, crafts and more!
Come Celebrate Master Jou’s 100th Birthday ~ Join family, friends, colleagues and students of The Late Master Jou, Tsung Hwa ~ July 14th, 15th and 16th 2017~ honoring and celebrating his memory by sharing his Tai Chi principles, practices, and philosophies on the 100th Anniversary of his birth.http://www.taichipark-masterjoutsunghwa.org for more information.
Spring is upon us and so is The 19th Annual Celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong! Come out and join us at the park for a sun-filled day of demonstrations, free workshops and good chi!
All classes and demonstrations are free and open to the general public~ All are welcome to join in the day! Come to watch or come to play!!!!
Spirit Rising Tai Chi & Qigong
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
On the Colchester Town Green
World Tai Chi Day in Waterford, CT 2010
…where Connecticut’s largest group of teachers, volunteers and practitioners come together in celebration of the ancient martial and healing arts of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong ~ All are welcome to join in the numerous workshops from our most talented area teachers and Tai Chi Masters! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience World Tai Chi and Qigong Day ~
Everyone is invited to attend ~
Please bring your family and friends
(and a picnic if you plan to spend the day ; )
Please note: there will also be a list of local restaurants available at the information booth the day of the event. Blankets and lawn chairs are a must if you plan on being a seasoned spectator!
Opening ceremonies start at
~ for the curious and all levels of experience~
For details, on free workshop & demonstration schedule and directions
In The Year Of The Rooster, 2017 “The Early Bird Gets The Worm”.
Yet, there is no need to arrive early, if you are already present!
The Chinese Year of The Rooster comes around once every twelve years and is not only the first herald of spring but of a new year pregnant with opportunity and success as well as misunderstandings and potential skirmishes. In the year of The Fire Rooster, the sages warn that we must prepare ourselves for “a period of immense changes” while at the same time, we must note that the Rooster crows at first light bringing hope and the potential for transformation.
The Rooster calls to attention a time for meaningful and harmonious action. We must unite in the present moment where there is room enough for all to stand in the center ~ at no cost to the next. This is the place where fellowship, peace and opportunity abound and is otherwise lost if we choose to bury our heads in the sand. However, to act without forethought will only lead to conflict and exhaustion. Therefore, it is advantageous to arrive with a practical plan that is sincere and adheres to good old fashion values and common sense.
Summertime is considered the most yang time of the year~ The energetic qualities of each season represent the physical transformation of each element with regard to the cycles of nature. Summer is represented by the Element of Fire because it is the time of year when our environment is considered to be in full yang~ some of the characteristics include rising temperatures and longer days. Emotionally, a balanced Fire Element manifests itself in leadership qualities and warmth which brings out the best in others. Wholesome individuals recognize beauty and express passion in a way that fosters the success of those around them.
Please see your instructor or go to
www.connecticuttaichi.us for more information.
Come and enjoy the day with friends and family!
LaoTsu “Eight”. Tao Te Ching. Trans. Jane English and Gia-fu Chia-fu. Feng. London: Wildwood, 1972
Autumn is the season corresponding to the Metal Element and represents the Harvest time of the year in which the cool, dry air signals us to gather our essential resources in preparation for the Winter. In the chapter on the “Art of Life”, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine instructs us to “remain calm and peaceful” as dwelling in grief and depression, the “emotion of the lung”, will make it difficult to transition into winter. Instead one must “gather one’s spirit and energy” and strengthen the lung qi to “keep the lung energy full clean and quiet”.
~ Melody Beattie
During this time of year Thanksgiving acts as a reminder to share our feelings of gratitude. Though each day we allow our gratitude to go inward, we celebrate a Thanksgiving that is imbued with the genuine expression of our true nature ~ everyday!
Please join us for a
September 26th, 2015
at 11:30am at the
Please come to the Ivoryton Village Alliance Farmer’s Market
to support local farmers and promote healthy living in our community
Please bring your friends and family for local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, breads and locally roasted coffees, food, entertainment, crafts & more!
Free Workshop: The Five Treasures Qigong Set is an introductory set of exercise typical of most qigong healing practices. The gentle movements are easy to follow for all levels~
In honor of The Late Master Jou, Tsung Hwa family, friends, colleagues and students gather in his memory to share his inspiration, Tai Chi principles, practices, and philosophies. This year is the 96th Anniversary of his birth. Master Jou hosted the Annual Chang San Feng Festival at his farm in Warwick, NY. For more information please visit http://www.taichipark-masterjoutsunghwa.org with photo gallery / archives and current descriptions of workshops and upcoming events. Also discover the history of the Chang San Feng Festival and the philosophy behind the original and continuing gatherings.
Learn from a variety of master teachers and workshops:
Bruce La Carrubba Teaches early morning Smiling Qigong Set
At Left: Dr. Christopher Viggiano demonstrates in the Bagua Garden at his workshop:
Sanjiquan 三極拳 ::The 3 Sister Arts : Taijiquan ~ Baguazhang ~Xingyiquan
Below: Ron Gee on the Art of Calligraphy
A welcoming place to come play with friends old and new…
Dr. Christopher Viggiano and Master Liu with Grandmaster Jianye Jiang
Master Liu and Dr. Viggiano.